Wed 26 Jan, 2011
Tags: Mother Mary Anselma
More than 135 years after Mother Mary Anselma helped found our community, the words in her letters still have the power to transform our spirit by her faith, hope and love of God. She, along with her fellow pioneering Sisters, traveled from the mountains of Switzerland to the rural hills of the American Midwest during the rugged 1870′s.
They struggled to build a home, teach immigrants, learn English…all in a strange place. But with the love of God in their hearts they not only prevailed, they prospered. And it is that spirit of determination, that love of God above all else, that still inspires us today.
On occasion, we’ll share some of her thoughts. We hope they will inspire you as well…..
From her letters: ‘God sends trials, but grace as well, to accept all as it comes, though it may be hard…the Cross is the road to heaven.’
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